More Than It Hurts You

More Than It Hurts You

Book - 2008
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Josh Goldin is a happily married TV airtime salesman with an eight-month-old son. When baby Zack is treated twice for mysterious and life-threatening symptoms, the head of a pediatric ICU, Dr. Darlene Stokes, tells Child Protective Services that she thinks Josh's wife, Dori, suffers from Munchausen syndrome, whereby the afflicted injure their children deliberately to draw attention to themselves. The Goldins' ensuing battle to keep Zack provides grist for public debate about issues ranging from parents' rights to race.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2008.
ISBN: 9780525950707
0525950702
Call Number: STRAUSS
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Child welfare -- Fiction.
Parents -- Fiction.
Munchausen syndrome -- Fiction.

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mariekirby Oct 01, 2011

Good, fast paced read. Interesting topic. Led me to look for more of Darin Strauss's books. Read Chang and Eng.

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angeye87
Sep 06, 2011

Good book. It had a slow start but picked up. I agree though it's crazy to see how loving she is but still thinks she's doing the right thing

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maite07
Aug 02, 2011

Interesting story on Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. It is fascinating to read how Dori can love her son so much yet still harm him to "unite" her family.
Hard to read at first but storyline got better...

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